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Most scientists agree that the Moon was born when a planet-sized object smashed into the young Earth. But the details are foggy--two papers in Science this week present very different scenarios for that collision. Planetary scientist Erik Asphaug says he wonders if the riddle of the Moon's formation may ever be solved.
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